RCRG - Blog


  • Another Chance to #WearTheBear

    We've partnered with our friends at Herbaland for the second edition of our #WearTheBear campaign. Purchase a face mask - featuring a pair of lovable bears - and help support RCRG's programs and services.

    Posted May 03, 2021 2cd33f23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Our Volunteer Management Training Series Goes Virtual

    Our popular Volunteer Management Training Series returns this May, as engaging as ever in a re-imagined virtual format. Don't miss this opportunity to kickstart a rewarding career in the non-profit sector.

    Posted April 16, 2021 fc673d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • In Someone Else's Shoes

    David Yang is a young, passionate community leader, whose vision for Richmond is based in empathy. He knows our community will thrive only if everyone's voice is heard.

    Posted April 08, 2021 fc673d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • When Opportunity Knocks

    Damanpreet Garcha has run with every opportunity she's been given, both personal and professional. That includes taking full advantage of her time in the Leadership Richmond - Youth Now program.

    Posted April 07, 2021 fc673d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • What Volunteering Means to Me

    When Li Qing Wang enrolled in medical school, she had less time to volunteer. She's since rekindled her passion for community service in our Youth Now program, using what she's learned to grow as a person and future physician.

    Posted April 07, 2021 fc673d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Ready for the Future, Whatever It Brings

    There was a time when Alyssa Chen couldn't imagine herself as a community leader. Today, it's a role she's fully embracing, as a participant in the Leadership Richmond - Youth Now program.

    Posted March 18, 2021 fc673d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • An Impeccable Resume Gets Stronger

    Bilan Hassan joined the Leadership Richmond - Youth Now program with a background in non-profit studies. Her time in the program has made her a more well-rounded community leader.

    Posted March 11, 2021 fc673d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Always Learning, Always Growing

    Mina Pavlovic kicks off this year's Leadership Richmond - Youth Now blog series, reflecting on her experience serving as a board member with the Richmond Addiction Services Society.

    Posted March 04, 2021 fc673d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Seafair's No. 1 eLves Deliver Holiday Cheer

    Applications are now open for the 2021 Neighbourhood Small Grants program, giving Richmond residents a chance to carry out their own community projects. If you need a little inspiration, look no further than Seafair's No. 1 eLves.

    Posted February 25, 2021 fb2f3f23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Are You a Caregiver?

    People often take on the responsibilities of a caregiver before seeing themselves as one. Identifying with the role is important, however, because it's the first step to receiving support.

    Posted February 18, 2021 8f6c3d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Volunteers Are Stars Goes Virtual

    In the past year, when the world stopped, volunteers stepped up like never before. Help celebrate their contributions by submitting a nomination for the Volunteers Are Stars Awards.

    Posted February 11, 2021 7c633d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Letting Students Forge Their Own Path

    Through its diverse scholarship program, the Richmond Community Foundation empowers students to pursue their educational goals, wherever they may lead.

    Posted February 04, 2021 186c3d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Celebrate a New Year with New Volunteer Role

    Since the pandemic began, we've filled nearly 4,500 grocery orders for Richmond seniors. Help us keep this important service running by volunteering as a Shopping Assistant or Delivery Driver.

    Posted January 28, 2021 8f6c3d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • A Year to Forget, A Holiday Season to Remember

    In 2020, during a global pandemic, the community came together to brighten the holidays for nearly 3,000 of our neighbours in need. It was an inspiring example of Richmond's giving spirit.

    Posted January 21, 2021 726c3d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Holiday Heroes

    Richmond Christmas Fund volunteers have always been awesome. This year, though, they can rightfully be called heroes.

    Posted November 16, 2020 726c3d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Learning Objectives

    Timothy Lai just completed his co-op term at RCRG. It's a summer he won't soon forget.

    Posted September 21, 2020 8f6c3d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Change of Plans

    What happens when your community leadership program is interrupted by a global pandemic? This year's Youth Now participants found a way to adapt.

    Posted August 20, 2020 fc673d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • An Unforgettable Experience

    Youth Now participant Hailey Wang reflects on how the pandemic helped create a closer bond among this year's youth leaders.

    Posted July 08, 2020 fc673d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Building Community Behind the Scenes

    A first-year student at UBC's Sauder School of Business, Anthony Dy Ning explains how his experience in the Youth Now program has given him a new perspective on community.

    Posted March 24, 2020 fc673d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • A Different Approach

    Vivien Wong, a Registered Nurse, describes how her experience in our Youth Now program has made her a more thoughtful, empathetic co-worker.

    Posted March 11, 2020 fc673d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad